Friday, 14 September 2012

DIY: coloured pearl earrings

One of the joys of my life is to go thrift store shopping and find old treasures that I can refurbish and reuse. This past week I found a pair of gold faux-pearl earrings and took them home for $1. I actually liked the earrings as they were, but the pearlescent paint was slightly chipped. So, I decided to repaint the earrings in a subtle cool-mint shade. All you need for this super simple DIY is a pair of old earrings and nail polish of your colour choice!

I've actually seen a lot of tutorials online where bloggers use bright neon nail polish to paint over silver rhinestone jewelry. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the neon necklace trend... it reminds me too much of those oh-so-cool neon tracksuits from the 80's. Using this subtle minty shade of nail polish on these earrings suits me better.

Anyway, let me know what you think! If you decide to try it out, I'd love to see pictures of your projects!


  1. Hi! Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog :-)

    I really like yours as well, and I'm now a follower on GFC. Love your DIYs!


  2. Love this! Great diy, so simple!

    thanks for the comment.

  3. Neat idea. By the way, love the nail polish color!

    Eau de Violet

    1. i knowwww.... i always seem to gravitate towards mint green!!!

  4. thanks for the lovely comment. love your DIY :)

    following you back

    xx christine

  5. Oh, this is such a neat idea! xx

  6. oh my gosh I love this! I have never seen this done before but it's such a good idea, you can then have matching nails and accessories!

    I have nominated you for a Blog Bug Award! xx Here is the link:

  7. What a great idea!! :D

  8. What a beautiful DIY project. I love the mint green color that you used! The earrings look so classy, I love it =)

    Suzie Q

  9. Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog. Love this DIY! X

  10. I LOVED your blog! This DIY is so simple yet so beautiful... Great post!

  11. This is such a cute DIY, love it! Also, sorry I didn't follow back any sooner.. I have just seen your comment. You've such a lovely blog by the way and congrats on your wedding planning :D

    A Closet of Chaos


  12. hello i'm izza from i stumbled upon your blog and found it very amazing i too have a passion for thrift shopping and D.I.Y.'s i hope you could check out my blog and you could fan me if you like that would be just wonderful. i started following you btw love the post hehehe :))